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Fake doctors, pilfered medical records drive Oxy China sales

Nov. 20, 2019 9:28 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspecting nation, fueling the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. Yet, even as its U.S. drugmaker collapses...

Fake doctors, misleading claims drive OxyContin China sales

Nov. 20, 2019 12:51 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — OxyContin is a dying business in the United States. Purdue Pharma, owned by the billionaire Sackler family, is collapsing under an avalanche of lawsuits that accuse the company of using false claims to push its blockbuster painkiller in the U.S., profiting as an unsuspecting nation slipped...

Home Depot, Kohl’s slip while Medicines, ServiceNow advance

Nov. 19, 2019 4:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Home Depot Inc., down $12.99 to $225.86 The home improvement company cut its revenue forecast for the year after missing a key sales measure during the third quarter. Kohl’s Corp., down $11.38 to $47.02 The department...

Ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Nov. 19, 2019 2:38 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, left the country on Tuesday to travel to London for medical treatment. The 69-year-old Sharif, who served three times as prime minister but fell from grace after the Supreme Court ousted...

Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis ‘excellent’ after his surgery

Nov. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected to recover...

Correction: Prescription Drugs story

Nov. 18, 2019 5:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 18 about the White House push for prescription drug legislation, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of the executive director of Families USA. The correct spelling is Frederick, not Frederic. A corrected version of the story is below: Drug cost legislation gets...

Coty and Medicines jump while HP and ConocoPhillips stumble

Nov. 18, 2019 4:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: HP Inc., down 17 cents to $20.01 The computer and printer maker rejected a roughly $33.5 billion takeover offer from Xerox. The Medicines Co., up $6.67 to $58.65 The pharmaceutical company reported encouraging results from a key...

New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart disease

Nov. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited from a medicine long used to treat gout. Several experimental drugs also showed early promise for...

Mailing free home HIV tests helps detect more infections

Nov. 18, 2019 1:33 PM EST

Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care. That’s according to a U.S. government study that resulted in many more infections found — including among friends with whom recipients shared extra kits. The experiment...

Jury awards $1.4M to man who got vasectomy, not circumcision

Nov. 18, 2019 12:44 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury in Iowa has awarded $1.4 million to a Burmese immigrant who wanted a circumcision but instead got a vasectomy. The Des Moines Register reports that the jury last week leveled a $2 million judgment against Dr. Kevin Birusingh, who performed the vasectomy. But jurors decided...